Join renowned travel journalist and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker on National Geographic Expeditions’ 8-day ‘Cuba: Discovering Its People & Culture’ program and experience Cuban culture the most authentic way possible—through its people

On June 4, 2019, the Trump administration rescinded the “people to people” educational exchange license. However, every U.S. citizen can still legally travel to Cuba and group travel is still possible, pre-approved, under the “support for the Cuban people” license.

No other entity offers such a richly rewarding in-depth study of Cuba as National Geographic Expeditions.

Award-winning writer and photographer Christopher P. Baker, author of National Geographic Traveler Cuba  (plus seven other books about Cuba) and hailed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s leading authorities on Cuban travel and culture,” will accompany a number of departures as the National Geographic Society’s Cuba expert. Since 2012, he has led more than 85 similar programs to Cuba on behalf of National Geographic Expeditions, as well as more than 20 Cuba trips for entities from the Children’s Cancer Foundation and CNN’s Michael Smerconish to motorcycle tours and photo workshops.

On these unique and inspiring programs, Christopher will introduce you a fascinating medley of Cubans from all walks of life. Get acquainted with Cubans in diverse settings, from Old Havana to the French-infused city of Cienfuegos, plus the charming colonial of Trinidad, and engage them directly in discussions about their lives, work, culture and traditions. Meet with Cuban historians, teachers, students, artists, entrepreneurs, community activists, naturalists, and others, and experience this fast-changing island nation through their eyes.


Praise from National Geographic Expeditions Tour Participants

“National Geographic is blessed to have such an individual as part of their expedition team”

“Chris was amazing! I am very happy that he was our guide and I could not imagine any better person to be with us on this trip. Grade A+!”

“Chris’ knowledge and enthusiasm for Cuba are incomparable.”

“Not just excellent. Fabulous! His vast knowledge of Cuba along with his interaction with participants and the Cuban people made him invaluable.”

“We cannot say enough about Chris. We think he is a remarkable person!”

“Chris Baker was great. He was an interesting, even-tempered and fabulous expert. His enthusiasm was contagious. He made Cuba great fun. Chris makes you feel as if you are having a private tour with him. Almost every day, Chris had a surprise for us. What wonderful surprises they were!”

“He was outstanding. I can’t even imagine doing this trip without him. I can’t even begin to describe how great he was in every respect.”

“As good as I’ve ever seen. Would go with him anyplace.”